The Chicago car accident lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer became aware that three people were injured early Saturday in an accident that involved a car and two taxicabs at a busy intersection in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
The accident occurred two hours after midnight when a Ford Crown Victoria taxicab, which was going southbound on Halsted Avenue, intending to make a left turn onto Fullerton Avenue. As it was making the left turn, a Subaru that as westbound on Fullerton Avenue hit the taxicab, veering it off and striking a Toyota Camry taxicab, which was behind the Ford and was waiting to make a left rurn as well. .
The Ford taxicab had two passengers, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, who were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago with non-life threatening injuries. The Subaru driver, a 22-year-old man, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical in a sable condition. The driver of the Ford taxicab was cited for failure to yield while making a left turn.
The Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/11-902 provides:
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard, but said driver, having so yielded may proceed at such time as a safe interval occurs.
Although the driver of the Ford taxicab was cited for a violation, sorting out who is responsible for the injuries and damages, will likely take some time. Although the passengers can make a claim against the driver of their vehicle as well as the drivers of the other vehicles, the insurance companies will need to determine not only who is responsible for the crash, but also what are the damages of each injured party. Having an experienced personal injury attorney is very important in order to gather the facts, establish liability, and present the damages.
The Chicago car injury lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer deal with insurance companies on a daily basis and know the steps to make a successful claim in automobile accident cases. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Chicago car crash attorneys for a free personal injury consultation.